Everyone wishes that investing could be successfully done by handing the money off to some agency and letting them create a big profit. Investing in stocks is volatile and investors need to know this. The volatility is the reason that money can be made from buying stocks. They go up and down but, historically, stocks go up more than they go down which is why people buy them.
Operating a buyout firm is even more volatile than investing in stocks. Omaha, Nebraska, businessman Vinod Gupta knows this better than anyone. He owns and operates Everest Group which buys companies in the database industry. His goal is to make unprofitable companies profitable and reap the financial reward from doing so.
In order to make money from operating a buyout firm, Vinod Gupta needs to have an excellent gut instinct. He also needs to know everything about the database industry and how to act in high-pressure situations. He says the economy of the United States has changed a lot in the past few decades. There have been booms, financial bubbles bursting, rebuilding periods in stock markets, and companies collectively taking on massive debt.
While the bottom line is very important to him, he thinks other things a business does are very important as well. This includes engaging in sustainable practices both environmentally and socially. Vinod Gupta says companies generating a profit is very important but how they go about doing so is also very important. He doesn’t invest in companies that take advantage of customers and employees, for instance.
Early in his career, Vinod Gupta started a database company with a $100 loan he got from a local bank. Decades later he sold this company for $680 million. He did so by acting ethically and treating his employees with respect.
Born in India way back in 1946, Vin Gupta is a well-respected business executive and an entrepreneur with more than four decades at notable companies both in the United States and abroad.
For more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurship, Vinod Gupta has made headline news for good reasons. Just recently, Gazette Day published a story from Gupta; entitled “A Few Lessons In Business” which talks about lessons and insights in business for those willing to start their businesses should know.
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